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The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.

Does Hand Sanitizer Actually Work? FDA Wants an Answer

Story cites a University of Cincinnati study on the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, led by Andrew Maier, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine

The FDA announced it wants more information about active ingredients in certain topical antiseptic rubs, including common hand sanitizers. The agency hopes more data will demonstrate the effectiveness of sanitizers and guarantee no unknown risks can arise from regular use of the products.

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5701